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March 12, 2019, 05:13:24 PM
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I want to talk about a great camera software for Android I was introduced to a few weeks ago.
The Google Camera Port Hub was developed by xda developers. It is an Android application matching the quality levels of the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 cameras.

I tested it out due to its feature called ‘Night Sight’ and I was pleasantly surprised.
With Night Sight activated you can take clear pictures in low light conditions without using your phones flash.
“Using machine learning, Night Sight balances the colours of your photo so that objects show their natural colour at night”.

Read more about Night Sight here:
https://www.blog.google/products/pixel/see-light-night-sight/

The application is about 120 MB in size and can be downloaded from the official xda developer’s site here: https://www.xda-developers.com/google-camera-port-hub/
If you have an Android phone with a Snapdragon chipset check the list on the site if your device supports the Google Camera app.

Once installed, and if your device supports the ‘Night Sight’ feature you will be able to activate it from the Settings menu by clicking on More > Night.
Night Sight can come in handy in situations where you want to take a clear picture and you can’t or don’t want to use flash. If you have a baby and it is asleep in its crib, taking a picture with the phones flash can scare it and wake it up. The app is able to use minimum light available in the room to create a nice looking picture.

I tested Night Sight in my room and you can see the results below.


The 1st picture was taken with the standard camera on my phone with the flash turned off.
The only light in my room was from my laptop and monitor from my work desk. You can see that the picture is almost black and white with very bad colour quality.



The 2nd picture was taken with the Google Camera App on Night Sight mode in the same conditions (laptop and monitor turned on in the background).



Take a look at the 3rd picture. On this picture I am holding another phone in my left hand and taking a picture with my phones camera. The light conditions are poor and the overall quality is bad.



The last picture was taken on Night Sight with the Google Camera App. The overall quality is not spectacular but it is much better compared to the third picture. Take a look at the background and the colours on the TV and my laptop and compare those to the quality on picture #3.



Besides Night Sight the Google Camera also has a Panorama and Portrait option. I haven’t tested those yet. I might get around to do that later.

Feel free to share your own photos and compare them with the hardware camera on your phone, it might be fun to see your results here as well.

Enjoy!
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March 12, 2019, 05:36:31 PM
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I assume that is software enhancement. If it is, can you enhance the original image using software on your pc?
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@Jet Cash what do you mean exactly? Can you give me some more details I don't quite understand what kind of enhancement you mean.
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March 12, 2019, 10:56:29 PM
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I assume that is software enhancement. If it is, can you enhance the original image using software on your pc?

It's not purely software. It uses a longer exposure and multiple frames stitched together to form a brighter picture.

The application is about 120 MB in size and can be downloaded from the official xda developer’s site here: https://www.xda-developers.com/google-camera-port-hub/
If you have an Android phone with a Snapdragon chipset check the list on the site if your device supports the Google Camera app.

This link is also pretty good: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/



Here's a comparison I just made with my Pixel 2 XL (stock camera vs stock Night Sight vs Pixel3 camera Night Sight):
https://my.mixtape.moe/dqhkno.jpg (warning: 17 MB file)
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March 13, 2019, 05:06:16 AM
Last edit: March 13, 2019, 05:16:18 AM by Retina
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Here's a comparison I just made with my Pixel 2 XL (stock camera vs stock Night Sight vs Pixel3 camera Night Sight):
https://my.mixtape.moe/dqhkno.jpg (warning: 17 MB file)

I think Pixel 3 XL is the best for all of the one, but it is sad for me Cry Cry Cry because this is not available for my phone, when I rich man so I use It  Grin Grin
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March 13, 2019, 09:01:52 PM
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The differences between pictures 1/3 and 2 are astonishing. Thanks for taking the time to show us that.
In terms of quality, it is very hard to see the difference between pictures 1 and 3. Although the Pixel 3 XL seems to give even more attention to small details compared to Pixel 2 with Night Sight.

I still prefer the xda site. The celsoazevedo.com site shows a complete list of all available apk files but you have to research which one you should use and what is recommended for your mobile brand. But the xda site has a dedicated forum for each model with suggestions and information about what you should use.
For example:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-8/themes/modded-google-camera-hdr-nokia-8-t3713411

Edit: clicking on the suggestion for my phone actually redirects to the celsoazevedo site so it is basically the same thing.
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